In My Place by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

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One of the two students to desegregate the University of Georgia tells how she used the power of family love, self-reliance, and self-esteem to carry her to her historic leadership role in the civil rights movement.

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault has been a journalist for more than 40 years and has worked in every journalistic medium. She has received numerous awards for her reporting in general, and specifically for her coverage of Africa. In 1985, she received broadcast journalism's highest award--a George FosterPeabody for her 1985 five-part MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour series, "Apartheid's People." Hunter-Gault earned another Peabody in 1998 for her overall coverage of Africa for National Public Radio. She also won awards for "Rights and Wrongs," a television newsmagazine reporting on human rights, which sheanchored. Hunter-Gault has lived in Africa since 1997, working as Chief Africa Correspondent for National Public Radio, based in Johannesburg, and later as Johannesburg Bureau Chief for CNN, a position she held until 2005, when she left to pursue independent journalistic projects, includingreporting on the continent for NPR as a special correspondent. She is also the author of In My Place, a personal memoir of the Civil Rights Movement and her own role in it as the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia.
Published October 1, 1992 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 257 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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In high school, Hunter-Gault found herself studying the ``comic-strip character Brenda Starr as I might have studied a journalism textbook, had there been one.'' Determined to be a journalist, she applied to several colleges--all outside of Georgia, for ``to discourage the possibility that a blac...

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A JFK: Reckless Youth Nigel Hamilton (Random House, $15, 1992) If the first volume of Hamilton's vast, readable, and amazingly bitchy biography makes clear no other side of JFK's complex character, the future president's scathing wit and utter disdain for appearances emerge as his most likable...

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This generous memoir by one of the first two black students admitted to the University of Georgia, in 1961, chronicles the early years of an extraordinary life.

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